Do I Need An Ad Blocker?
August 21st, 2015 by Angelee
Ad blocker technology is a trend that has captured the attention of users and website publishers alike.
Ad block technology, or ad blockers, is a type of application or extension that you can install on your browser. It allows you to block any web element that is coded as an advertisement. That includes banner ads, pop-up ads, pre-roll ads, expanding ads, and much more.
For the most part, you’ve probably grown so accustomed to ads that you don’t even give them a second thought. But as the ad technology advances, publishers are finding more ways to make sure you watch their ads.
So instead of skipping or ignoring these ads, why not keep them from loading and block them completely? Well that’s essentially the theory behind ad blockers.
Do you need an ad blocker? That’s really up to you. But there are some definite advantages to using ad block technology.
First, and most importantly, you reduce the distractions and annoyances. You may have trained yourself to not pay attention to ads, but wouldn’t it just be better if they weren’t even there?
Second, more content will become visible to you when ads are removed from sight. Headlines on news articles, related article sidebars, and images come into view when they are not being pushed down by ads.
Lastly, ad blockers can save you time, energy, and money; they have been shown to reduce resources used by your computer, and shaving a few seconds or more from your page loading times. This adds up to time, effort, and energy saved, which ultimately translates to money saved!
If you’re still unsure, we invite you try it out. There are a number of ad blockers available on the market. See the difference for yourself, and we think you’ll be convinced that ad blockers are here to stay.